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Manton, Thomas
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(1620, Lydeard St. Lawrence – Oct 18, 1677, London). After studying at Wadham College, Oxford (BA 1639), Manton, the son of a clergyman, began to preach and rapidly became the undisputed leader of the Presbyterians in London. He rose to become a scribe for the Westminster Assembly and often preached before the Long Parliament. After the fall of O. Cromwell, he sympathized with the Restoration under Charles II, but when the hopes of the Nonconformists (Dissenters) for concessions from the Anglicans were dashed, he refused to sign the Act of Uniformity, t…

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Ehrenschwendtner, Marie-Luise, “Manton, Thomas”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_13536>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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